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Beauregarde - The Bruery

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358 Ratings
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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.23%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Beauregarde is our first ever use of blueberries and we couldn't be happier with how this beer turned out. We added an incredible amount of fruit to our barrel aged, sour blonde ale and the result is just as expected. A lovely shade of reddish purple with flavors of tart blueberries, just in time for summer. Perfect along side a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-03-2013)
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markchristenson

California

3.53/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good beer. The blueberries, for me, were most noticeable on the finish and were very pure in flavor and added a nice bit of complexity to this sour ale. The beer reminded me of Oude Tarte in terms of acidity and mouthfeel, but with a bit more lift and freshness. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 02:25:04 | More by markchristenson
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Treebs

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle served in a Zwanze taster.

A: Pours a hazy purple color with a light white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left down teh glass.

S: Light berry notes with a touch of oak. Lactic sourness with a tart blueberry note.

T: The blueberry isn't as prevalent as I would have liked. It's very subtle because the rest of the beer is dominated a by a deep sourness. Mouth drying and puckering with an oaky undertone.

M: Bubbly carbonation with a drying finish. Light bodied with an intense sourness to it.

O: Overly sour and one dimensional. I needed a little more blueberry on this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 12:51:13 | More by Treebs
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jeff1973

California

3.71/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Piggly Wiggly tulip (yes, there is such a thing). 2013 vintage.

A - Brilliantly clear dark red, even on the edge of light purple. Light pink head that is very slight and almost no lacing.

S - Tart blueberries, cherries, white vinegar, and a slight bit of barnyard funk.

T - A very tart mixed berry fruit juice. Acidity isn't overpowering. Not much barnyard, but does dry out noticeable at the end (Brett?)

M - Light and spritzy. Refreshing, but I could easily see this with a bit more body.

O - Nice refreshing drink, not really complex, but good drink on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 02:57:17 | More by jeff1973
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. Bottled 5/9/14. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours a lilac maroon hue wih about one finger of pale pinkish head that fades quickly and really doesn't lace.

Smells funky and tart. Acidic, vaguely floral and a little fruity. Not much that I can pinpoint specifically over the strong tart/sour aroma.

Taste is definately sour. A puckering blend of an almost tart wheat character, sour fruits, subtle oak earthyness and general funk. Blueberries come out more in the finish and are easily my favorite aspect of this.

Crisp light medium body with a healthy dose of carbonation. Tart blueberry and general sour blonde aftertaste.

The Bruery continues to keep me digging further into the realm of sours. Not what I'd typically pick up but an interesting change from my typical stounts n' hops. I may not buy another bottle but I'd drink it again without a problem.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 01:08:16 | More by ThickNStout
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spicelab

Australia

3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750mL shared 4 ways at tasting. Reviewed from notes.

Musty, chalky magenta with a light and airy white head that peaks at a finhger before falling to the barest ring.

Pungent oak and busting out of the gates acidity. Blueberry is quite pronounced. Faint hint of nail polish remover.

Taste is tangy, zesty, and sherbety. So much so that the blueberry component is more fuzzy than focused. Nice, but not a complex flavour profile.

Thick, buzzy with modest but asertive carbonation. The oaky edges allay the sourness and any potential for harshness at the finish.

Solid and enjoyable, but it's conspicuously another product of the Bruery's well-worn oaked-sour template. Not that it's a bad thing, it's just becoming a bit familiar.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 05:07:22 | More by spicelab
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popery

California

3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy and purple-tinged amber in color. In strong light, it's brightly magenta. Small off-white head. The head dies away relatively quickly. No big deal, regardless, but particularly not for a sour. The aroma shows off the sourness right away. Lots of acetic and lactic sourness. Lemons and oak. The blueberries come through but get a bit muddled and could definitely be brighter and fruitier. This is a beer to drink sooner rather than later - probably a bit late with this bottle, already. Some vanilla. It's pleasant enough but fairly simple and a touch harsh. The fruit doesn't show up as juicy as I'd like, and there's a sort of bile-ish note to it. More than anything, it doesn't have the funk delicacy of better sours. Taste is similarly a bit too harsh and simple. The acidity is strong and needs to be dialed back so other flavors can shine. Sour blueberries and oak. Finish is a bit gummy as the acidity passes. The vanilla shows up again. Lots of pucker. A bit tough to drink after the first six-ish ounces. Happy to have tried it but it didn't live up to expectations. The base sour just isn't quite my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 06:51:30 | More by popery
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A -Dark raspberry color with a nice plum head

S - Blueberry, tart raspberry, lactic acid, slight balsamic vinegar.

T -Tart raspberry with a good lactic acid presence. Has a bit of the creamy butter presence that you find in a lot of Bruery sours. Light tart raspberry near the end

M - Good carbonation, medium body with a dry finish to it.

O - Don't get much blueberry as it reminds me of a raspberry beer crossed with the buttery Bruery presence to it. Decent but not that great.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 23:46:33 | More by jeonseh
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Syndicate hooked this one up tonight... Thanks a ton Darrel!! I caught the bottle a few pours in and it was a bit murky brown/purple.

Nose is big lactic sour with a nice punch of blueberry.. well done but a bit blown out IMO.

Flavor is tart, puckery, sour, tannic and THEN the berries come in on the finish. 2 dimensional is a generous observation... still, somehow the blueberries are so lovely. Such little berries harbor a huge kinship in my heart.

Very happy I got to try this one.. Big props again to Syndicate! Thanks Darrel!!

3.25/3.75/4.25/3.75/4

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 05:39:05 | More by JohnGalt1
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ptykozoon

California

4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours grapefruit pink. No head, minute lacing. Very pretty color.

Scent is typical funk sour with a fruit kick - yum.

Lemon/lime, maybe a tad bit of blueberries. Lots of that lactic.

Spritzy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Sour is medium/high.

A solid sour with a unique fruity thing going on. Different from a lot of sours with the blueberry element.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 03:11:44 | More by ptykozoon
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ediaz

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light purple with pinkish edges held up to the light. Little carbonation and barely any lacing. smell is acidic and vinegar with very mild fruit notes. The taste is similar to the taste. The sourness and tartness of the beer are overwhelming for the blueberry flavors. Blueberry takes a back seat but really comes in at the finish. Mouthfeel is pretty dry with light-med body. Overall, a good beer but I was really hoping for more out of this offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 04:01:10 | More by ediaz
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears a hazy purple ruby color with a mildly pink stained head. Pretty solid retention for a sour, the finger of froth fades leaving some spotty lace and a swirl effortlessly revives it.

The aroma is fruity sour that is mostly lactic with a mild funk appeal. Trace amounts of neutral wood emit from the glass as well as sulfur when swirled.

The taste is very tart with lemony lactic quality that mostly suggests strong greek yogurt. A little bit of backend mild funk. I has some earthen property with a trace amount of raw oakiness.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is interesting and enjoyable. Surprisingly, I served this one a little too cold and while allowing it to warm up, it really didnt evolve much. I enjoyed the subtle fruity touch and was impressed it did mot display any phenolics or mild plastic suggestions that are sometimes associated with blueberry usage.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 14:13:30 | More by stakem
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Purple tinge. Reddish more than purple. Minimal white head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Acidic. Deep berry aroma. Blueberry, I suppose. Lots of oak.

Taste - Pretty sour. Berry flavor, but again not really distinct blueberry. Oaky. Some vanilla.

Mouthfeel - Medium light. Quite sour, but never offensive.

Overall - One of the best Bruery sours I've had in a long time.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 02:05:57 | More by Alieniloquium
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First batch (2013). Tulip glass.

A: Pours mostly reddish with a slight purple tint, like a dark rose, with a half finger of pink hued head. Retention is so-so and eventually the head completely dissipates. No lacing to speak of.

S: Blueberry, a little blackberry and wine, slight funk, copious sourness.

T: Moderate-high sourness, blueberry and a little grape juice, with a moderately long finish. Not as full flavored as it could be.

M: Mouthpuckering, with a little burn in the esophagus. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.

O: A little one note-y, with almost no complexity evident on the palate and no evident oak influence. It needs a little funk or oak or other fruit flavors to balance what’s there.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 11:40:02 | More by pmarlowe
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, June 2013 release
Bruery tulip

A: Pours a really vibrant deep ruby reddish color. Very vibrant. Didn't get a lot of head. Thin layer of pinkish tight bubbles head. No lacing. Wish this had more carbonation, only knock on the appearance.

S: Getting a good amount of blueberry on the nose. Funkiness. Tartness. Some oak dryness for sure. Some of that chalk that I have gotten from other Bruery sours.

T: Blueberry. Tart funk. Not overly sour. Chalk. Dry finish but some lingering sweetness.

M: Light leading to medium. More carbonation would make it feel more.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 14:51:12 | More by inlimbo77
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vonnegut21

New York

4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A very nice blue/purple color with a finger and a half of pale blue-ish white head.

S: Strong acidity, lemon, and a touch of blueberry

T: Moderate-high sourness. A bit puckering. Mild fruit character. Unbalanced, but still enjoyable.

M: Moderate carbonation. A bit thin.

O: This is a solid offering. Like most of the Bruery's sour beers, this one lacks depth but the powerful acidity keeps it enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 18:19:29 | More by vonnegut21
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

New blueberry sour from Hoarder's Society 2013. How exciting. Split with the wife and enjoyed with some old school Star Trek. That's how I roll.

The beer is purple ish blue with a foamy pink head. Violent hissing as the head fizzles away to nil. The aroma brings wild yeast, funk, blueberries. Puckering with a bit of an acetic bite in the finish. Nice blueberry presence, though I could always use more blueberries. Agressive in terms of sourness and tartness. Overall, another solid offering from The Bruery.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 03:00:30 | More by Huhzubendah
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Abraham/me. Thank you to both.

With a rapidly receding pinkish head, this beer is a moderately hazy and murky reddish pink. The nose is gorgeous. Plenty of berries - blueberries, blackberries, skin tannins, seed tannins - along with a blend of lemon and lactic acids with minimal vinegar. What's more impressive is the funk here. Mildly earthy and mushroomy, blending really well with the lemon, this is really good! A touch of vanilla is present. A touch of sulfur is also present.

The palate opens with a wonderful berry flavor and sourness. The brightness and sweetness of the berries is wonderful with the moderately lactic and rather yogurty sourness (closer to buttermilk, actually). The lemony sour notes also appear early up. The mid-palate has a moderate sweetness, surprising given the sourness, that has flavors of jammy berries, a little honey and simple syrup. A touch of spice - cinnamon? - is also present. The finish is a classic American sour beer finish, with a dextrinous sweetness, pronounced lactic sourness, a moderately jammy fruity character and a little vanilla. This is a combination that is especially hard to do well, and is done wonderfully here. There is a touch of dry white wine vinegar, especially in the backend. Tannin character is moderate, with a blend of skin and oak tannins complementing the lactic sourness. Wonderful stuff. Do not age this anymore, it's wonderful as is.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 02:49:10 | More by DefenCorps
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IKR

California

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Slightly cloudy reddish violet color. Moderate light violet head that dissipated quickly. Nice looking beer.

Smell: Mild funk and tart blueberries. The blueberries come off as tart fruit notes that I'm not sure if I would call them out as blueberries without knowing they were used. Regardless, I like the nose on this beer.

Taste: Tart blueberries and touch of funk. The beer finishes fairly dry with the blueberry notes. No acetic notes present in this one.

Mouth-feel: Fairly light bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall: A good Bruery sour.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 22:37:10 | More by IKR
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mhksuccess

California

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pour from bottle into bruery snifter
reddish color no head
smell is of tart fruit and nice tart berry
crisp easy drink slightly acidic little bit feel in the chest
little lacing but overall excellent drink
glad i have another bottle nice top level sour

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 19:57:39 | More by mhksuccess
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HoppyKilaMonster

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a bottle, into a snifter

A- Reddish purple, hazy, little head/ lacing

S- Smells of Brett, slight blueberries, tart

T- Tart. Right off the bat this hits you with tartness. Blueberries, in the aftertaste. Very sour. I like it, but it may be a little too overpowering for some.

M- Once again, it is very tart. I feel like I have to brush my teeth right afterwards

Overall- This is a good sour from the Bruery, they could back down on the sourness a little bit. There is a hint of blueberries, but not too strong.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 04:06:06 | More by HoppyKilaMonster
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mdfb79

New York

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a deep, hazy pinkish-purple color with one finger of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Big fan of the color of beers like this; looks great.

s - Smells of sour blueberries, sour dark fruits, lactic notes, spice, some funk, and light earthy and floral notes. Loads of blueberries and very sour; exactly what I was hoping for. The funk is very light, but it is a great smelling beer.

t - Tastes of sour blueberries, tart dark fruits, light funk, oak, lactic notes, spices, yeast, and earthy notes. Taste is extremely sour, mouth puckeringly so. Very nice, though I liked the nose a bit better.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Acidic.

o - Overall I liked this beer a lot; pretty much what I was expecting and hoping for. Loads of sour blueberries and some light funk throughout, glad I have a few bottles of this one. If you like the Bruery's other sour offering and like blueberries than you'll really like this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 22:22:21 | More by mdfb79
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a snifter. 5/9/13 bottling date.

pours a light murky red with a small head. slight sour aroma with slight blueberries...the taste is intense and impressive. starts out moderately tart which builds on the palate throughout. blueberry flavor is on point and subtle, not overwhelming. ends with a good tart aftertaste. medium bodied with mild carbonation.

overall a very drinkable sour. recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 00:22:36 | More by Axnjxn
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yay for people having extra allotments!

A-Cloudy ruby pink, weel carbonated, one finger pink head that doesn't last long.

S-Oak, mild blueberries, funk but not a lot.

T-Woah, Very funky and sour, packs a mean punch. Mild blueberries that increase as it warms. slight oak.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated, crisp dry finish,

O-A wonderful sour from The Bruery, one of the more sour sours out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 01:48:17 | More by rlee1390
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another one split with Rudzud due to our membership.

Light fizzy purple head, murky dark mahogany slight reddish blueberry juice.

Nose nice tart sour wild beer, tart fruit, acidic bite, blueberry flesh and light stem tannic, floral wild funk, blueberry pie filling, there's also light grainy blond ale underneath with hints of grainy crust, fairly sweet blueberry candy, nice tartness.

Taste is very sour, very very sour, big tart fruit, acetic acid, nice acidic bite, big blueberry pie, fresh blueberry flesh and skin, blueberry pie filling with light sweet blueberry candy, light stem tannin, nice sour blond ale too, light vinous funk and tart fruit, but plenty of blueberry. Finish is light flemmy, bit sticky syrupy but fairly dry, tart mouth puckering sour blond, plenty more blueberry lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice carb, light acidic burn.

Overall awesome!

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 13:38:07 | More by jlindros
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Billed as a sour blonde ale with blueberries.

Pours a murky light red with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of sour, tart, and funky with fruity and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with lots of berry flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 01:00:32 | More by UCLABrewN84
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